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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 67,586 People

    I dont know what it means EXACTLY to be

    "depressed"...... Never experienced depression and was wondering if someone could explain it to me?
    JaspersMusix JaspersMusix 18-21, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with depression

    when I was 15, my Mum died when I was 14. It has been really hard to cope with my really low moods and chronic suicidal feelings. I have finally found an antidepressant that helps a bit so my depression has eased a little. I still struggle with my emotions and moods and I used...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    --Suicide isn't about wanting to die-- Someone

    can have all the potential in the world. They can be a prodigy with incredible talent. They can have a lot of other things too - money, beauty, and a thousand pieces of gold. But if they're not happy inside... People don't lose their desire to be alive because they don't have...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 26-30, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Yeah I'm back at square one.

    Thought I could fight it off but it's here again. That utterly dark place that takes over me from time to time. I've just realized that it's probably gonna be like this forever and I see no point in fighting it anymore. I should probably just go with it this time.
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Okay, I don't know of any other site to post

    this on, so here I go. Here is a couple of problems I have with my life that have been a pest. 1. I live in an hour away from my high school (I still have another year to go at HS). Since a couple years ago, my mom moved away from where we used to live in the city. Now, we...
    Prompous Prompous 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have been battling severe depression

    for ages now and the other day I decided I need to do something but I just cant face going to the doctors and talking about it especially since im not an open person about whats going on in my head so I decided to try st johns wort its only my first day using it but im worried...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Anyone who have seen my posts here know how bad

    off I was a few months back. I was extremely miserable and suicidal. I'm doing much better despite no meds or anything. I've simply kept up my meditations and become more disciplined in my lucid dreams. I had an out of body experience during meditation last week and its changed...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    jeanchie23 jeanchie23 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I'm battling severe deppression.

    I have been attending regular meetings with my college counselor but I don't find it helpful. I started attending these meetings when my friends noticed cuts on my arms a few months ago. They took my knives and I hadn't been able to cut myself. However I recently went home and...
    bgman123 bgman123 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    A few months ago I was forced into an abusive

    relationship and it got extremely stressful. My acne broke out really bad and I started having bad chest pain and respiratory problems. I also started failing all my classes. I was hit and robbed of $200. Cops got involved and now I never have to deal with him again. But now I'm...
    BB97 BB97 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    this is been going on

    for years now but it doesn't help that my family is having one big ******* contest to see who gets the family my little niece I don't believe any of them deserve her they can't take care of themselves
    sweetblackcat98 sweetblackcat98 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 13 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Every time things stay to look up my family

    tears me down. I've been battling depression for as long as I can remember and everyone in my family is just out to get me. I can't eat I can't sleep, I'm just feeling so hopeless and alone.
    Beth215 Beth215 18-21 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    You want me to be grateful

    when I've had my whole life taken away from me? Stop telling me "it could be worse" because it can't. If I got a life threatening disease it'd actually be a blessing. ****.. I'm losing it
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    April 1st, april first it all ends,

    the silence and this neverending nightmare will finally reach its end... if anyone wants to join me in running away feel free im in california, but i am leaving april 1st no later.
    nightmarehorizons nightmarehorizons 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Nothing ever works out

    for me I mean I don't understand why I still continue to try. Every time someone hurts me the only one I can blame is myself because I need to know my place in this world. I'm not the one who's meant to be happy or loving I'm the one who has to be there for others yet no one for...
    Saddphotographer Saddphotographer 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I ever wonder if I ever be happy

    and can I go at lest one day with out feeling down and if I ever have friends or gf and not feel so hole all I want to be is happy but it maybe not meant to be
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    .. My purpose? As I walk through these crazed

    walls in my home I ponder this very question. I even tend to speak aloud with a rash and vivacious tone. Why do I speak aloud? Even though these unseemly walls have no ears, no face that scrunches in disdain at every sentence or brain to comprehend my chaotic rants.. They are...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    mpm1913 mpm1913 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I've been dealing with severe depression

    and anxiety for quite some time now. I'm getting to the point where my usual distractions from suicidal thoughts and self harm are no longer working as effectively. I am running out of options. Help.
    Enveleyna Enveleyna 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    That moment when you help

    and do anything for any friend in order to them to be fine again and you realize when you need them they just tell you " don't be a drama queen... You want to be sad, if not you would be happy "
    Anotherfailmatty Anotherfailmatty 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel like **** right now.

    .. I've been doing pretty well lately. Anti-depressants have been making my days fly by in a pleasant blur... But sometimes...like right now...the real me seems to overpower the meds and I sit here feeling like I can't move. So ******* lonely. It sucks because I actually had a...
    Earthboundmisfiti Earthboundmisfiti 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I don't know what has been wrong with me these

    last couple of weeks or so. I have just been wanting to cry and scratch at the smallest things. Not to mention, for almost a week now, I have been getting major headaches at some point during the day. They suck!!!
    drummergrl06 drummergrl06 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I thought it had quietened down,

    gone somewhere else for awhile, buts it's come back. I want to cut myself again but I can't for fear someone would see them. I really don't know what to do. I go to school and I'm fine, my mind is distracted. Then I get home and it's like a bombshell pressing down on me. I can't...
    flower300 flower300 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    The only thing that keeps me going is my mom,

    grandma, and (don't judge me) smosh
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    phaselove86 phaselove86 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Nothing is going right

    for me. I can't feel better. I tried getting help and the first phychiatrist/therapist I had was a total jerk. I was supposed to see another one yesterday but he wasn't there and I now have to wait another month. I'm barely hanging on. I got blades to hurt myself and I am...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 11 Responses